Monday, March 12, 2018

When Daylight Savings Throws You Waaay Off!

by Amy Flowers from Honey-Baked Homicide by Gayle Leeson

Do y'all know Victoria Hamilton? Well, she's the very best. Aunt Bess would go so far as to say Victoria is the berries. She was in here at the Down South Cafe just a little bit ago, and she said, "Amy, did you remember you were supposed to be over at Killer Characters today?" I'm ashamed to say that I most certainly did not.

So I'm running in here at Mach 5 with my hair on fire leaving Shelly and Luis to close up the cafe for the day! Aunt Bess would put me on her Lord, Have Mercy Pinterest board I'm such a mess.

Since I really don't have any excuse for sliding in here sideways and throwing gravel all up on the building, I'm just gonna have to do a giveaway. Comment below and tell me how this time change has got you bumfuzzled (or not), and you'll be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card or a $10 Starbucks gift card (winner's choice).  I'll come back tomorrow after 4 p.m. and draw a winner. (I promise I will. If I don't, Victoria will come to the cafe and get me!)





34 comments:

  1. In the event this shows up twice....sorry! Daylight savings time has not affected me yet! I’m visiting family in UK. Daylight Savings doesn’t start here until 25 March. So I reality, my behind will be kicked by jet lag and daylight savings all at once....

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  2. Luckily daylight savings time hasn't affected me badly yet either. My kids seem to be sleeping in the past few mornings (I guess to make up for the hour they lost). I'll take sleeping in whenever I can get it! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  3. Daylight Saving Time doesn't affect me too badly, but I wish we'd stop observing it (changing the clocks) all the same. We (Alberta) were considering doing away with observing it last year but it didn't pan out. I wish it had. I wish we'd stay at the one time all year and I wish we stay at the time it is during DST because I like when it's lighter later in the day.

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  4. We have 2 beagles who don't understand Daylight Saving Time at all----so we try our best to stay on Beagle Standard Time.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  5. I'm usually a little extra tired that first day, but my internal clock has adjusted itself by now.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. When we change time in the Spring and the Fall it throws off my internal clock. I don't know why an hour makes such a difference, but I don't want to go to bed until later than usual and that makes me want to sleep later. It takes me a couple of weeks to adjust. It is nice to have daylight longer and to know Spring is around the corner.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I had a 7:30am appointment on Sunday - took a nap when I got back. Hopefully, my internal clock will be reset by the end of the week.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  8. I do so much worse springing forward than falling back. I'm out of wack for days. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail(.)com

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  9. The “spring forward” portion of daylight always affects me more than the “fall back” portion. I’m always tired and it takes me a week or so to get adjusted. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. It seems to take me almost a week for my body to adjust to the time change. Not a fan. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  11. I usually have brain fog for the first few days. This year I don't because taking care of my mom has already got me loopy

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  12. Oh dear, I believe I too should be on the Zlord Dave Mercy board. See I had lovely ingredients for a night fine salad to take to life group last night. I lost track of time and failed to allow time to gather said salad so I went to Sam's for gooey butter cake bars instead. And then I ate them for breakfast and as a treat for eating a salad for lunch. To top it off it is still Monday and computers are out to get me.

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  13. Ps is failed to proof read or edit. I give up and am going to bed.

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  14. My cat doesn’t believe in DST...she wanders in to our bedroom around 630 each morning to be fed and now comes in earlier! Kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Day light savings is absurd. Scrap it altogether.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  16. Have to say that as I get older that it's harder to get adjusted to the time chance. Seems like about the time I think I'm in line with it then it's time to change again. Like the extra sunlight in the evenings but also miss the early morning sun since we are early risers. Think it would be better to just stick with one time or the other year round like a couple states already do.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  17. Miss the early morning sun. duduerst(at)tds(dot)net

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  18. I am so messed up with this time change.I want to stay up later since my body thinks it's not time to sleep yet. Then I want to oversleep in the morning since my body says it's not time to be awake yet.My cats are out of whack with their feeding times. It's crazy that we do this to ourselves twice a year. Just leave the time alone. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I am still not received from the fall back time change! Stephanielee.2010@yahoo.com

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  20. I haven't slept a darn since this crazy time change. That means I'm up in the middle of the night, reading away!!! mlcreamer@hotmail.com

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  21. I am unable to wake up at my usual time and during the day I feel tired and worn out. Too dark early still. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I have a son who is Autistic and every time we have a change, it disrupts his sleep pattern that in turn effects his behavior. It takes at least a month to get him back in sync. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I do not enjoy the clock change since it is too early in the Spring, just as it is too early in the Fall. My body is not adjusted. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I do not do well with either the spring or the fall time change. . .but it doesn't help that it throws off our cat who likes his breakfast as soon as he wakes up. . .and he is determined to wake us up. ;)

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  25. Being retired makes it easier to handle time changes. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I am adjusting to it pretty well. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  27. DST is just annoying! Our house are full of clocks that all have to be changed. lkleback at hotmail.com

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  28. kids dont believe in DSt still wake up as early as ever1

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  29. Bumfuzzled is the perfect word to describe what Daylight Savings Time does to me. One shouldn't mess with an hour of my sleep! At least we don't have a VCR that needs to have it's clock changed, but unfortunately my car does! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  30. I am truly bumfuzzled this year! Tired all day, but cannot sleep at night! Ugh! Thanks for a chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  31. It has never bothered me much. It does take a couple of days to get my bedtime regulated as I get older. suefoster109 at gmail dot com

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  32. It has made my work more productive, but then the day ends too soon! noahcpatterson (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  33. Thanks so much to everybody who commented! Some of you are doing fine, and some of you might just be as bumfuzzled as I am. Congratulations to Doward W., winner of her choice of the $10 Amazon or $10 Starbucks gift card. I'm sending you an email, Doward! [Winner was chosen using a random number generator.] Again, thank you all! And, hang in there--surely, spring is just around the corner. I hope... Spring? Are you there?

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  34. Since I'm retired, I don't have to worry about being somewhere on time, but I've been sleeping later in the morning and having trouble sleeping at night. bobwiesmann (at) gmail (dot) com

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